Hermione oversees the implementation of our Local Philanthropy Partnerships and the establishment and incubation of startup organizations alongside a coalition of community stakeholders, local philanthropies, and management talent. Most recently she served as Executive Director of Go.Be., a New Orleans-based nonprofit that coaches minority and women-owned businesses from survival to success through access to skills development; contracts and capital for growth; and networks to scale. Her career has included work in diversity and inclusion, community outreach, and as a reporter for numerous newspapers including The Boston Globe. In 2016, she was named a German Marshall Memorial Fellow.
A graduate of Florida A&M University and Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, Hermione is based in New Orleans.
Hermione serves as board chair for the Black Innovation Alliance, a board member for the Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education, and on the executive committee of the New Orleans chapter of The Links, Inc.
Hermione serves as a Success Partner to The Beacon, Mississippi Today and Verite.
Success Partners provide close support to grantees over the course of their grant and serve as their advisor and main liaison to the American Journalism Project.